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Fashion Challenge 2: Contestants Have Been Selected!!

Our 8 contestants have been selected! Wow we had a great response from some talented sewers, I just wish I could have chosen them all! We will begin the Fabricista Fashion Challenge on Friday, September 5th. On that day, all contestants will have the first challenge in their inboxes and it will also be posted on the blog! 

I know some of you out there love a challenge, but maybe you thought the Fashion Challenge wouldn't fit into your busy life or maybe you felt you weren't "good enough". I'm giving all of our viewers a chance to participate with the contestants! Although you will not be in the main competition, you can post photos of your projects on our Flickr page.

So let's find out who has been chosen for the Fabricista Fashion Challenge 2! (In alphabetical order.)

Ann from SewBaby

Beth from 110 Creations

Dina from My Superfluities

Jenese from Needles and Fashion

Jess from The Sometimes Sewist

Nakisha from Sew Crafty Chemist

Sarah from Musings of a Seamstress

Sue f…

In the Studio with Tasia from Sewaholic Patterns

This is the last of our interviews in the In the Studio series now that we will be starting the Fabricista Fashion Challenge next month! Learn more about that HERE. This week's interview is Tasia from Sewaholic Patterns. Well known for her sewing patterns and the sew-alongs to go with them! Enjoy learning a little more about Tasia!



Tell us a little about yourself. I’m Tasia, I love to sew and make things. I also love knitting and recently got into quilting, too! I live in beautiful Vancouver, BC Canada and when I’m not working or sewing, I enjoy hiking, cycling, and getting outdoors!




What is a typical work day like? I get up early and cycle to work, it’s a beautiful half-hour bike ride to the office! I work in a shared office space so there are accountants, lawyers and counselors working in offices next to me. I’m definitely the most colourful and messy office of them all! It’s nice because I work by myself, but am not completely alone. When I arrive, I check my computer and respond t…

Fabricista Fashion Challenge II: Call for Entries

UPDATE: Call for Entries is closed!


Call for entries! We're looking for 8 eager sewing bloggers to participate in the Fabricista Fashion Challenge II! Learn all the details about the challenge HERE.
Do you think you have what it takes to participate in the Fabricista Fashion Challenge II? If you answered yes,email us your submission! Here's what we need from you:
- A link to your blog's homepage - 3 images of your best work - A paragraph telling us why you think you would be a great candidate for the challenge.
All challenges will be based on sewing for yourself, so keep that in mind when entering.Sorry, previous contestants from the first challenge will not be considered. While we would love you to participate, we would like to give other fabulous sewists a chance too! Open to citizens of the US and Canada.Entries are due by Tuesday, August 26th!

Made by a Fabricistia: Stratchcona Henley from Thread Theory Designs

Confession: I’m a bit of a selfish seamstress.  I occasionally dabble in minor alterations for others but a majority of my sewing is women’s wear with me in mind.  Head down, stereo up and the faint hum of my sewing machine helps to drown out the sounds of my husband standing in the doorway in his holey t-shirt asking when he’s going to see some action on that quilt he’s been wanting for years.  So when Julie asked me to take part in the “In the Studio” series I was happy to oblige as I was excited to see Fabric Mart stocked patterns by Thread Theory Designs, a menswear pattern company.  My husband is pretty particular about his clothes so I knew I needed to keep it simple.  I didn't want to spend a lot of time invested in something that might not work for him.   The Stratchcona Henley is a modern t-shirt pattern with a crew neck or Henley style button placket options.  I stuck to the crew neck t-shirt style for my first try at the pattern.  The sizing ranges from XS-XL and note th…

In the Studio with Morgan from Thread Theory Designs

There are a lot of patterns out there. From your basic pant, to a intricate evening gown, you can find a pattern for almost anything. But the market lacks one thing...men's sewing patterns. I feel bad for men that may like to sew or for women that want to make handmade clothing for the men in their lives. There is a shortage of this in the sewing world and that is one of the many reasons why Thread Theory Designs was created! Morgan graciously accepted my request to interview her for the blog. Enjoy learning a little bit about this flourishing business!


Tell us a little about yourself. Hi! I’m delighted to be interviewed for the Fabric Mart blog!  My name is Morgan and I am one half of the Thread Theory Designs team.  I work with my husband Matt to create menswear sewing patterns. We began Thread Theory because we wanted to give sewers access to modern and stylish sewing patterns so they could create menswear garments equivalent (or superior!) in style, fit, and quality to those fou…

Made by a Fabricista: Valentine Slip by Sew Chic Patterns

It has been a few weeks since I blogged last and I feel so bad! I have been quite busy at work and in my personal life, that blogging had to be put on hold for a little while. If you read my last post, featuring an interview with Laura Nash from Sew Chic Patterns, I mentioned that I would be making the Valentine Slip. I also mentioned that I was tearing up my sewing room because I lost the fabric I bought specifically for the slip! It took me a few days, but I found it pushed behind a pile of fabric in the closet. (Sound familiar?) 



I was really excited to start this because a few weeks ago, Laura was posting photos of different ways to make the slip on her Facebook page.  I had been wanting to make a slip for a long time and on a trip to Portland, OR I stopped by one of the infamous fabric stores in the area. I found a great nude lightweight jersey knit and a black mesh with a very tight weave. Both were excellent quality, but still lightweight enough to be used as a slip. I also pick…